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New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)
Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Chemicals in mother's blood linked to child's obesity
A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly during their first 6 months and to have a high body ma*s index (BMI) by 14 months. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for January 9, 2009

UK Governments flagship Change4Life obesity campaign too simplistic, says journal
The British Governments flagship Change4Life anti-obesity campaign is being partly funded by food companies that have been linked to weight problems, according to a report. ANI

Carbohydrate-rich foods can be addictive as cigarettes
Foods rich in carbohydrates such as cornflakes, and croissants could be as addictive as cigarettes, warns expert. ANI

Teens who experience online racial bias prone to depression
A new study has revealed that adolescents are increasingly experiencing both individual and vicarious discrimination online, which in turn triggers stress, depression and anxiety. ANI

Olive-skin pomace may protect against colon cancer
A compound found in olive-skin pomace can protect against colon cancer, according to a new study. ANI

A good nights sleep protects against parasite infestation
Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany have found that animals that sleep longer do not suffer from parasite infestation. ANI

Six new obesity genes found in brain
An international team of scientists has identified six new obesity genes that are active in brain cells. ANI

Particulate emission from natural gas may increase mortality risk
Natural gas, which is considered the cleanest form of fuel, may not be as clean as it is believed, for a new study has shown that it emits ultrafine airborne particulate matter when burned in home appliances such as stove tops and water heaters. ANI

Spirituality can help teens cope with chronic illness
A new study has shown that spirituality can help teenagers cope with chronic illness. ANI

Over-the-phone weight loss counselling really works
A new study has revealed that counselling via the phone and Internet can help weight management in overweight individuals. ANI

More accurate tests needed to predict cardiovascular problems in the elderly: Study
Dutch researchers are calling for the replacement of a traditional system for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease amongst older people with some new and more accurate tests. ANI

Long-chain fats like oleic acid more likely to induce inflammation
University of Kentucky scientists in the United States have revealed that long-chain fats like oleic acid, which is found in olive oil, are more prone to induce inflammation. ANI

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